Created during Prohibition, this collision of Cognac, orange liqueur, and lemon isn’t for the faint of heart—nor for the slight of tolerance.
Vicki Lionberger, Recipe Tester
A list of all the recipes Vicki Lionberger has tested.
Peruvian Roast Chicken
This anything-but-boring bird borrows its Peruvian accent from a technicolor dream coat of paprika, lemon, garlic, and cumin.
Flaunting an always-stunning, goes-with-anything white, this coconut cake glams up dinner parties, bridal showers, weddings, birthdays, and Tuesday nights.
Lamb Burger ~ Bifteki Arniou
Definitely a nonconformist, this beauty of a burger melds lamb, pork, grilled onion, mustard, parsley, dill, fennel, cumin, lemon, and scallion. We dare you.
Spicy Sriracha Chicken Wings
These Sriracha chicken wings are super enticing despite being super spicy—or is it precisely because they’re super spicy?
Strawberry Ice Cream
The tempered sweetness of this spectacular strawberry ice cream relies on in-season strawberries rather than obscene amounts of sugar for flavor.
Roast Chicken with Pancetta and Olives
“One of the best chicken recipes ever!” “Crisp-skinned.” “Juicy.” “Aromatic.” “Easy.” “Gorgeous.” “Heavenly.” That’s what we’re hearing from folks who’ve tried it.
Cinnamon Pecan Blondies
Chewy, buttery, and teeming with toffee flavor, these are a sophisticated take on those made-from-a-box blondies you scarfed down with your carton of milk in the school cafeteria.
Bite-Size Bacon and Cheese Scones
Cute as a button, and not much bigger, these buttery, bacony scones are the most diminutive and darned good biscuits we’ve had in recent memory. Maybe ever.
Baked Asparagus with Parmesan and Balsamic Vinegar
These spring spears, buried beneath a behemoth of Parmesan, is making converts of even the most reticent veggie eaters.
Roasted Sweet Potato and Feta Salad
There’s a lot to like here. The caramelized sweetness of sweet potatoes and onions. The salty and tangy creaminess of feta. And the knowing that you’re doing something decent for yourself without it tasting like penance.
Roast Chicken with Citrus
The words “orange chicken” used to make us think of gloppy Chinese takeout—until we tried this orange chicken.
Skillet Roast Chicken
This sassy roast chicken gets its moist meat and ultra-crisp skin from the two-step process of searing it in a skillet then sliding the whole thing in the oven. Simplicity.
Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake
Does the true beauty of this cake lie in its stunning silhouette? Its intensely chocolatey chocolatiness? Or its lazy-day ease? You tell us.
Poor Man’s Champagne Cocktail
Not that we have anything against bubbly. Gosh, no. But ounce for ounce, this is a far more budget-conscious cocktail.
Banana Cream Pie
Behold, the pie that prompted Beth M. Howard’s parents’ marriage proposal. One taste and we understood why. We think you will, too.
Summer Vegetable Gratin
What to do with late summer abundance? Chef Alain Ducasse’s fancy-pants interpretation of a Provençal classic.
Sport Pepper Sauce
A staple down South, these pickled peppers and the hot, hot, hot solution that bathes them have a kick that’s as fiesty as it appears.
The Derby Cocktail
Bourbon. Curaçao. Sweet vermouth. Lime. We’re sad we didn’t concoct this comforting little ditty. But we’re glad somebody did.
Sautéed Chicken Liver on Toast
Tuscan through and through, this classic first course snazzes up chicken livers with capers, butter, onion, anchovies, and a splash of that other Tuscan tradition.